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Letterman Extortionist Sentenced to 6 Months in Prison

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May 4 2010, Published 8:47 a.m. ET

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David Letterman's extortionist Robert "Joe" Halderman is headed to jail for trying to blackmail $2 million out of the late night comedian, TMZ reports

Halderman sentenced today for six months behind bars for demanding $2 million to keep quiet about Dave’s indiscretions.

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Under the sentencing, Halderman will also have to serve 1000 hours of community service and will be on probation for five years.

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